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B U S Y F R E E L A N C E R

Monthly Publication For Freelancing Parents

March 1, 2003 Volume 2 Issue 3

ISSN 1538-8107

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Busy Freelancer is a division of Write From Home
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Copyright (c) 2003, Kim Wilson/Kim Wilson Creative Services

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In This Issue...


>>>> Letter From the Editor, Kim Wilson

>>>> Article:
"Writing Diversely"
by John E. Mount

>>>> Write From Home Site Updates

>>>> Column: Regional Reviews
by Hilary Evans

>>>> Call For Submissions

>>>> Article:
"Balancing Insight"
by Angie Mangino

>>>> Success Spotlight

>>>> Excellent Editors

>>>> Writing Contest

>>>> Paying Markets

>>>> Classifieds

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°°°°° LETTER FROM THE EDITOR °°°°°

Dear Writers,

This month I thought we'd have a little fun. If you're like
me, you've probably had your fill of bad weather and sick
kids. To brighten things up, below you will find a riddle.
The first person to send me the correct answers will receive
a free copy of Nancy Hendrickson's e-book, "Secrets of a
Successful Freelancer." I'll announce the winner and the
correct answer in the April issue of Busy Freelancer.
Ok, here's the riddle:

You are in a square house. Each wall in the house has a
window in the center. No matter which window you look out
you are looking south. A bear walks by one of the windows.

1. What color is the bear?
2. Where is the house located?

To win the prize you must be the first person to send the
correct answers to both of the above questions. E-mail
your answers to
mailto:busyfreelancer@writefromhome.com
Please DO NOT phone in your answers.

Good luck!

Now onto some business...

If you would like more information about Nancy Hendrickson's
e-book, "Secrets of a Successful Freelancer" go to
http://www.writefromhome.com
Several months ago this e-book was featured on Write From
Home. It's packed with great information and certainly is
a good read and well worth the money.

Currently I have a large backlog of submissions. Until
further notice please hold off querying or submitting to
me for Write From Home or Busy Freelancer. If you've
already submitted and are waiting for a response, please
be patient. I'm hoping to read and respond to all
inquiries within the next week.

I want to wish all of you a wonderful, stress-free,
productive month. Until the next issue...

Warmly,

Kim Wilson
Editor

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"The fact that writers will go through so much to remain
writers says something, perhaps everything. It would be
far easier (and nearly always more profitable) to become a
real estate agent."--Maria Lenhart

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ARTICLE
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"Writing Diversely"
by John E. Mount
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So, you want to be a fiction writer, eh? Well you can, but
if you want to earn the equivalent of a weekly pay check
while your novel is at the book publisher being assessed,
and you are impatiently waiting for those millions of
dollars and the Hollywood film contracts to roll in, then
you should think seriously about diversifying your writing
talent.

A writer should be like a smart farmer who, while he is
waiting for his very profitable crop to mature, has
diversified by growing other slightly less profitable (but
usually quicker growing) crops. He might also run a few
sheep, cattle, poultry, etc. to supplement his income.

I enjoy writing about subjects I'm interested in, but I'm
only mildly enthused about other work like, company reports,
proof-reading for others and advertising. This is known
as diversification, or the ability to teach one's self
other skills in the world of writing where profits can be
made. It's sometimes hard work, not always interesting, and
you probably won't make a million bucks out of it, but it
will keep the wolf from the door and still allow you to
follow your dream of writing that million dollar novel.
Mark Twain once had the comment put to him about his "good
luck" in the literary world, whereupon he replied, "Yes,
and the harder I work the luckier I get!"

At your local supermarket, (yes, you know, that place where
you spend your hard-earned cash to purchase food that keeps
you alive so you can write) they usually have notice
boards where you can advertise your possessions or your
talents. By practicing some extra writing abilities like
the art of writing employment resumes, or company reports
you can advertise these skills on notice boards or in
newspapers. Another idea is to advertise to novice writers
that you, as a working writer, will proof-read their work
for a small fee. (I use to include the typing or re-typing
of the manuscript as an extra fee.)

Fillers and tips are another two sources of income. Editors
are always looking for jokes, small news items, notes,
asides, poems and other attractions to fill their pages. In
fact this writer often finds it easier and more profitable
to write several fillers than one full length article or
feature. Tips are usually sought by how-to magazines, i.e.
wood-working, photography, diving, home and garden, etc.,
and will pay anywhere from $10-50 for easier, cheaper, and
unique ways of doing things. Do you have an interest or
hobby? There are many publications that cater to one's
interests and hobbies and who are prepared to pay you for
your ideas.

During my working life I liked to think of myself as a JOAT
(Jack Of All Trades). I was lucky to have worked at several
trades, and to be interested in several hobbies as well. So
I have quite a few ideas to draw from.

Interested in photography? Did you know that a well written
article accompanied by a good photograph or three has more
chance of being accepted by an editor than one without? You
don't have to be a professional photographer to do this.
Just as there are varying grades of writing so there are
various grades of photography. Novice writers rarely send
their first manuscript to high-profile or posh publications
(if they're smart) but usually to the small press where,
though the reward is small, there is more chance of
acceptance. So the same applies to photographs and articles.
There are small to medium press publications who are
willing to pay you a little more for your photo(s) and
article than you would normally get at a more lucrative
publication for the manuscript alone. (In fact, there are a
few markets that will pay you more for the photo than for
the article!) I just recently purchased a digital camera
(under $1,000) that enables me to send photos with fillers
and tips which earns me a little more.

You write gardening articles? Great! Send in a picture or
two of those beautiful roses you're writing about. Arts,
crafts, travel, whatever you write about, there is sure to
be the opportunity to include a photograph. How will I know
what type of photograph will interest an editor, you might
ask? When you write your article consider those points you
would like to emphasize with pictures, or more
appropriately, what does the whole story revolve around?
Look at other published articles with photos (especially
those from the publication you wish to submit to) examine
the subject matter, the presentation, lighting, etc.

Worried that you might not be able to take a good photo?
Most professional photographers will tell you that after
exposing many rolls of film they will be happy if they end
up with only a handful of good to excellent shots! They
will also tell you that though they do their best when
taking what they think will be a perfect shot, they often
find that the light was not quite right, or the subject
moved, blinked or sneezed. Also the reverse can happen,
photos they thought would be useless have turned out
winners! So when you are ready to send in your manuscript
include several photos to allow for a greater choice.
(Don't forget to include a SASE if you want them returned.)

Remember to show enough detail in your photographs. Don't
send a photograph to an editor with the caption, "In the
enclosed print you will see my family and I in my new
speedboat...it's the second dot from the left." Also take
plenty of film, heaps of batteries and even an extra
camera when you travel to a "shoot,"--imagine traveling
many miles into the wilderness to take photographs and you
run out of film or batteries, or your camera becomes
temperamental.

Poetry is a good market. Never tried it? Not sure if you
can? Give it a try! I have always believed that a writer
(or photographer) should be capable of expressing to
readers exactly what they have experienced or what they
"feel." The same goes for poetry. Just think of a poem as
an ultra short story done in verse (I prefer traditional.)
Whether it's drama, funny, or whatever, there's a good
chance there's a publisher out there interested in your
work. Look through magazines or Web sites that publish and
purchase poetry, study their published work--can you write
as good? Or better?

After spending some time writing diversely, you may, like
me, find that it hones one's writing ability so much, that
you will be tempted to experiment with other areas of
writing. I have just recently had my first manuscript
published for a children's magazine and I'm still
diversifying!

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John Mount is a 59-year-old freelance writer presently
living in Queensland, Australia. A regular contributor
to Australian Grass Roots magazine, he likes writing about
nature and the environment. His interests include
archaeology, etymology, and theology.

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°°°°° WRITE FROM HOME SITE UPDATES °°°°°
http://www.writefromhome.com

==>>"Life of a Writer Mom" Column by Carla Charter
This month read "E-Mail-Less" at
http://www.writefromhome.com/LWM/304.htm


==>>Articles Added to Write From Home

Direct links to these articles can be found at
http://www.writefromhome.com

* "Writing About T-Rex and Other True Stories"
by Devorah Stone

* "Scenes From the Single Side"
by Shelley Divnich Haggert

* "The Query Letter: A How-to For Emerging Writers"
by Julie Broski

* "Local Pages Good News for Writers, and For Web Writing,
Too"
by Phyllis Edgerly Ring

* "10 Useful Web Sites For Writers"
by Sharon Wren

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COLUMN-----> REGIONAL REVIEWS
by Hilary Evans

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Mass submitting is a popular new way of getting articles
out to regional magazines. Mass submitting can work, but
it is a tricky process. You have to know which magazines
you are sending articles to, and their policies, in order
to get the most from your work.

Authors who doubt their writing abilities should stay away
from mass submitting altogether. Editors can help us learn
to be better writers, but only if we make ourselves
accessible. Use the editor's name, follow the guidelines,
and insert tidbits from their locations. You will make a
helpful friend, if not a sale.

The following markets are brand-spankin-new. While I have
sold several articles to the publisher, I will not be paid
until they are published--a normal practice in the
regional world. A great deal of attention has been spent
on my submissions, and I feel confident the rest of our
business will be completed in a professional, timely manner.

Kids Treasures
http://www.kidstreasures.net
P.O. Box 2866
McKinney, TX 75070
Phone: (214) 544-7025
Mailto:editor@kidstreasures.net

Kid's Treasures is actually published as three separate
magazines, with original content and guidelines for each.
These are quarterly pubs reaching parents in Frisco (20,000
circulation), Plano (40,000 circulation) and Allen (20,000
circulation), Texas.

Ann Ahlborn has been a pleasure to work with. She runs all
articles past an additional editor, but leaves corrections
up to us authors.

Although the Frisco, Plano and Allen editions contain
individual content, they share two departments: "Food" and
"Energy & You" tackles family health, and nutrition. Kid's
Treasure All Star spotlights children in Frisco, Plano and
Allen who have accomplished major achievements. Along with
these, issues also have themes.

Theme information from the Web site:

Frisco:
April--Spring
July--Summer Fun
October--Fall/Halloween
January--New Year

Plano:
April--Spring
August--Back to School
November--Thanksgiving
February--Valentine's Day

Allen:
June--Summer Fun
September--Back to School
December--Holidays
March--Spring

Ms. Ahlborn requests that theme articles be submitted at
least three weeks before publication. You may send her a
list of available reprints with a one-to-two-sentence
description following the titles. Specifically, she is
interested in articles for parents of children ages 7 to 12.

I once had an editor tell me about e-mails like this
spanning three pages or more. Be a friend to your editor,
and submit a moderate number of relevant articles you are
willing to localize.

Payment for Kid's Treasures is comparative to other markets
for reprint rights. Original articles pay 10 cents a word,
not to exceed $150 a story. Original sales will be few and
far between, but that is the beauty of the regional world.
In less than an hour I can adjust this $150 article for
another five markets--easily another $150. Is $300 an
article--more than $30 an hour--worth my time? I would say
it's getting there.

Making friends with your editors will, at the very least,
improve your work. Editors have also been known to pass
on names of good writers they know to friends starting new
publications. Do yourself, and your writing career, a favor
by adding a personal touch to your submissions. It does not
take much of your time, and the benefits outweigh your
effort.

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Hilary Evans is the mother of three children, and lives
with her family in Fort Dodge, IA. Her work has appeared in
several regional parenting magazines both online and in
print.

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SEEKING SUBMISSIONS FOR A NEW BOOK:


"Freedom Isn't Free: Words from Military Members, Their
Families and Grateful Americans"

I am seeking stories and essays from members of the
U.S. Armed Forces, their families (spouses, children,
parents, siblings and grandparents), and grateful Americans
who appreciate the sacrifices made by the men and women of
the U.S. Military.

In addition to being a freelance writer and author, I am a
third generation military wife. The purpose of "Freedom
Isn't Free" is to honor and pay tribute to the members of
the U.S. Armed Forces as well as offer support and
inspiration to the members of the U.S. Military and their
families, and give the general public a glimpse into
military life and remind everyone that freedom has a price.

This book is not about politics, political parties or
agendas.

Deadline: April 1, 2003
Word Count: 2,000 max

Submissions can be thought provoking, humorous, serious,
heartfelt, inspirational, or reminiscent.

Possible topics and areas of interest could include but are
not limited to:

** Military Members:

~ Your feelings about leaving your family
~ The pride you have in your job
~ Explaining how being a member of the military is more than
"just a job."
~ A story about an unusual or interesting experience you've
had as a military member

** Military Spouses:

~ Difficulties in saying goodbye (especially spouses married
to those in RDF units)
~ Handling the home and children by yourself
~ Coping with the ups and downs of being a military spouse
~ The benefits of being a military spouse
~ The pride you feel towards your spouse and being a military
spouse
~ Explaining deployment to your child
~ Your fears
~ Finishing a pregnancy and/or giving birth while your husband
was deployed

** Children of Service Members

~ What are your feelings about having a parent in the military?
~ How do you explain your parents' job to others?
~ Has your class done a school project to show support for
our troops?
~ Older children, how did growing up in a military family
shape you into the person you are today?

** Parents, Grandparents and Siblings of Military Members

~ Your worries and fears of having a child, grandchild or
sibling in the military
~ Saying goodbye
~ Homecomings

** Grateful Americans (This category is open to anyone
regardless if they have military ties.)

~ Has a military member or their family had a positive impact
on your life?
~ What does freedom mean to you? Here' s your chance to
explain and thank the members of the US Military.

These are only a few topics. I'm sure you've encountered
many others that are fascinating and would make a great read.

You are welcome to send more than one submission. Reprints
and unpublished stories and essays will be considered, but
you must be the copyright owner of your submission. Please do
not send submissions with "author unknown" as the byline.
You, the author of the submission, retain all copyrights to
your story or essay.

You may submit your story or essay in one of the following
manners:

~ E-mail: send it in the BODY of an e-mail to
mailto:kimwilson@writefromhome.com
~ Fax it to (609) 888-1672
~ Mail a copy (not the original) to:

Kim Wilson
"Freedom Isn't Free" Submission
P.O. Box 4145
Hamilton, NJ 08610

Please include your mailing address and a brief bio for
inclusion in the "About the Contributors" section. (Please
note, your mailing address is for my records and will NOT
be published in the book.)

By submitting your story or essay, you agree that you are
the copyright owner to the submitted piece. Upon publication
all contributors will receive a small honorarium
(minimum $10) and a complimentary copy of "Freedom Isn't
Free: Words from Military Members, Their Families and
Grateful Americans."

You will be notified by June 1, 2003 on the status of
your submission.

If you have any questions regarding this book, please don't
hesitate to contact me.
Kim Wilson
Mailto: kimwilson@writefromhome.com
P.O. Box 4145
Hamilton, NJ 08610
Phone: 608-888-1683
Fax: 609-888-1672

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ARTICLE
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"Balancing Insight"
by Angie Mangino
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Organization is a twelve letter word. Why then does it
bring forth so many four letter ones?

Many years ago in ancient times B.C.; before children,
that is; I was an office manager known for my
organizational skills. Yet now as a home-based writer since
1994, I found trying to apply this ability to my career and
home life to be frustrating and self defeating. The
strategies that had worked so well in the office structure
were now almost impossible for me to implement at home.

Chaos would reign as I would fluctuate trying to juggle the
many titles I had chosen: wife, mother, and writer. What
was being lost in the confusion was also the person that I
am, the one who chose the titles, who has needs and dreams
of her own.

My first attempts when the typical office organizational
tools did not work around a family setting were to strive
for the superwoman role of trying to do it all. Entire days
would be scheduled to try and catch up on house cleaning.
But then there were the undone errands and unopened mail
piling up. I would schedule a day or two just for running
around with outside errands and spend hours tackling
paperwork. Wait! Paperwork! Where is that writing
assignment that is due tomorrow?

Tearing my home office apart, making it even more of a mess
than it was, I'd find the treasured query response and now
lock myself in the room to get the article written. The
phone rings. There's the doorbell. Dinner? Why would anyone
in this family want to eat when I have writing to do?

Writer's block has never been a problem for me. I've never
had enough uninterrupted time to sit at the computer for
more than a few minutes, so how could I stare at a blank
screen?

And how dare anyone in my family get sick and need to be
taken to the doctor? That only escalated the overwhelmed
feeling to the point of asking myself why I ever thought I
could be a writer when every time I start to make progress,
life has a way of kicking me in the teeth as if to dare me
to go on.

But stubbornness is sometimes a good trait, and after
putting off my writing career for so many years and finally
starting to get those published clips, I was determined to
figure out a way to work smarter instead of harder.

Getting my hands onto every organizational article I could
find that suggested ways to set up a writing schedule, I
would find parts to be helpful, but there was always
something basic that I needed that wasn't there. To make
these writing systems work for me I would need to pack my
bags and just leave my family to fend on their own. They
were just not do-able in this house.

Having postponed my writing for so many years to be there
for my family, I was not about to give up my writing
any more. Yet I also wasn't planning on giving up my family
to have a writing career. I finally discovered quite by
accident my own form of organization that was flexible
enough to help me reestablish some balance between my
family and my career.

While bored in a doctor's waiting room one day, I had my
legal pad with me and in total frustration finally did
something I was always afraid to do--I listed each and
every thing that I felt I needed to accomplish. The list
was not just for my writing, but also each thing around the
house that out of necessity had a way of demanding my
attention. The size of it was most prohibitive when written
out in free flow like that, especially since I am realistic
enough to know that each day in our lives will continue to
bring more "to do" items to be added. But I was determined
to tackle this once and for all.

The first thing I did after all my family was asleep that
night was to type the entire list into my Word program on
the computer, giving each item a line and adding even more
things that I thought of as I was typing. When I used the
word count feature for a line count, I found my list
numbering over 200 items. I quickly hit save to my
desktop, labeling it "to-do," and shut down the computer
to go to bed before the urge to just delete the whole mess
as impossible overtook my initial good intentions.

The next day I made time to tackle the next step of my plan.
Someone more courageous than I am could do this while
making the list, but for me it's important to break things
into little pieces not to overwhelm myself since previously
that would make me just give up. I went back over the list
and gave each item a number in front of it from 1 to 9; with
1 being the most important things to do. I then used the
Word "Table" feature, hit on "sort," set it simply for
"Field 1" and "text" ascending order and after hitting OK
now had my jobs sorted by importance.

Hitting save once more, I shut down the computer feeling I
had made some progress as I went to handle the latest
crisis demanding my attention in the house. I already
shared that I need to do things in small pieces, so bear
with me as some real accomplishments really do follow. I
may be stubborn, but I am also patient.

The next step was to get some general categories onto
another Word document. Mine included the following:

OUT--for those errands or appointments outside the home.
PHONE--for calls to be made or returned
ONLINE--for things to do on the Internet
MAIL/BILLS/FILE--for paper related tasks
CLEAN--for the bigger jobs that need to be done
WRITING--to commit to a serious schedule

To begin with I took only items numbered 1 and cut and
pasted them in a new document under the appropriate bold
typed categories which I limited to one typewritten page. I
printed out only this document into a hard copy "to-do"
list. This was to be my schedule for the week ahead, with
the lower priority items saved on the master list for
another time. As I completed items during the week I would
mark them off with a handwritten dash. At the end of the
week I went back to my computer to delete those items
marked done. As much as I would like to say they were all
complete, that wouldn't be honest and would only discourage
you if you attempt this plan for yourself.

Not to tempt fate and set myself up for disappointment, I
knew I needed an attitude change. I encourage the same for
you. Superwoman no longer lives here! Don't let her move
into your house. Little by little things do get done and
under control with consistency.

Since I'm aware of my tendency to spend a lot of time on
the daily interruptions that will eat away gobs of my time,
from the beginning I made the decision that if this type
of planning gets me to do anything more than I was doing
before, it would be progress. The schedule doesn't seem so
oppressive if I keep flexible enough to allow for
variations. Just having it all in one place prioritized,
without having to worry about forgetting things or deciding
what to do next, has of itself reduced stress--that alone
is a major accomplishment.

At the beginning of each week, I read my entire to-do list
again, reassigning numbers of priority for that week,
adding all the anticipated new things that have cropped up,
eliminating things that might have gotten done without
being scheduled for that particular week and then sorting.
Next I cut and paste the number 1's (and now even some 2's
and 3's) onto the one page working list printed for the
coming week and save both files.

After only two months into my system I proudly report that
my massive list in the hundreds has been reduced to 81
items. Wait. I just finished this article. Make that 80!

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Angie Mangino, a Staten Island Register freelance reporter
with hundreds of articles published in this local weekly
newspaper since 1997, has additionally been published in
various print and online publications including Woman's Day,
Neighborhood America, Inscriptions, Toward Freedom, and in
an anthology, Mothers' Miracle.

Named a 2002 Staten Island Woman in History by Assemblyman
Straniere, she has had her interactive History of
Tottenville workshops sponsored by the Council on the Arts
& Humanities of Staten Island town's last 100 years.
http://www.geocities.com/tottenville10307/

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SUCCESS SPOTLIGHT

Share your success with others. Regardless of how big or
small, I want to know about your accomplishments. If you
sell an article, receive a book contract, or met a writing
goal send the information to
mailto:busyfreelancer@writefromhome.com with the subject
'success spotlight' and I'll print your news item in the
next issue. (Hint: this a great area to do a little
shameless self promotion.)

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Congratulations to:

* Isabel Viana for being chosen to teach the
online course "Writing and Selling Personal Essays" through
the Writing World Web site
(http://www.writing-world.com/classes/essays.html). The
course starts March 3rd and runs through the 24th.

*"Seduction By Poetry", an essay by Sherry L. Stoll, will
appear in the March 2003 release "Hope: True Stories of
Answered Prayers" published by Red Rock Press. It's the
true story of how Sherry wooed her husband with original
cowboy poetry. This anthology is available at
http://www.redrockpress.com/, http://www.Amazon.com and
various other book retailers. Sherry is a freelance writer
from rural Maryville, Missouri.

* Karon Goodman writes:
My book, "You're Late Again, Lord! The Impatient Woman's
Guide to God's Timing," (Barbour Publishing, 2002) was
released in hardcover exclusively at Family Christian
Stores this month. It's been the best selling "Members
Only" title of the three titles they are using for the
month of February. It was also the number one selling
title for the whole book department as well. I'm a little
excited about all that! And I've recently completed a Study
Course to accompany the book. It's available as a pdf file
for Ladies' Groups or Sunday School classes to copy and
distribute to their members:
http://karongoodman.com/lateagain.html
Thanks for letting me share :-)

*I just wanted to share the news that one of my
articles on technical writing appears in the latest
issue of FellowScript, Canada, and another is a
feature article this month at Net Author's E2K:
http://www.netauthor.org/e2k/february2003/features.html

Thanks and regards,
Hasmita Chander

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EXCELLENT EDITORS

Over the years I've had the opportunity to work with many
wonderful editors--and I know you have too. I want to use
this space to call attention to editors you feel are worthy
of praise. Please send me the editors name and the
publication they are affiliated with. Once received, I'll
post the information in the next issue of Busy Freelancer.
You may send your submission to
mailto:busyfreelancer@writefromhome.com.

Here's your chance to publicly thank and acknowledge an
editor that you feel deserves recognition.

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* Betty Winslow writes:

~ Allison Guppa Bottke - God Allows U-Turns book projects

Allison is a joy to work with and she takes very good care
of her authors.

~ Marcia Chambers - Toledo Area Parenting News

Marcia is prompt to respond to e-mails & phone calls and is
very gentle with any comments she needs to make. She also
is a woman of her word.

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WRITING CONTEST!

Published author and editor Shoshana Lepon wants to hear
about the challenges you have faced in life and what you
have gained from your experiences. High-level writing a
must! Any style, any subject, any length.

$250.00 for the winning entry.

All submissions will be considered for publication in
Shoshana Lepon’s new anthology: Life’s Little Lessons
(& Big Ones, Too!). $15 and 1 free copy to all authors
published. I purchase one-time rights, only.

Opportunity to work with motivational writing coach and
experienced editor! Good exposure! Authors’ bios included!

No Entry Fee! NO ATTACHMENTS, PLEASE!!! JUST COPY AND PASTE
IN EMAIL!

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